Christopher Alderson

Greeter Christopher Alderson

Number of years lived in Brisbane:

I am originally from England, but have lived in Queensland for more than 25 years, and now call Australia home. I moved to Brisbane 10 years ago and am enjoying my retirement in this beautiful city.

Favourite things about Brisbane:

Brisbane’s open-air culture and riverside dining experience are of course among my favourite things. I love the outdoors nature, and going for a walk along the river. Brisbane’s accessible public transport is also fantastic, and it is so easy to get around.

Favourite place in Brisbane:
Picking only a few places is hard, but I do love St John’s Cathedral for its breathtaking architecture. I also enjoy visiting GOMA, the Cube at QUT, and the Powerhouse.

Special interests:

Major Heritage Buildings, Penal Colony and Early Settlement History and photography.

I enjoy being a Brisbane Greeter because:

I really enjoy the chance to meet people who are open in their interests, enjoy travel and discovering new places. I like to share with them my passion and knowledge about Brisbane, and to welcome them to a city I am proud to call home. I also really enjoy learning more about Brisbane’s history and heritage, and forever expanding my knowledge.

Other Greeter Programs used and your experience:

I have used Greeter programs in New York, London and Paris. All were exceptional experiences; the opportunity to meet a local and be immersed immediately in local culture is fantastic.

Languages spoken: English, French and German. 

Visitor Comments

Visitor:

Christopher was so friendly, enthusiastic, and passionate about his volunteering work. His attitude and service mindset were excellent. Thank you very much!

Visitor:

How wonderful to have a greet in Brisbane delivered in my own language (German) from Christopher. Danke (thank you)!

Visitor:

Thanks Christopher for your time and friendliness extended to me and my family. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with you and will recommend the service to others.